Gender Violence in Schools: taking the ‘girls-as-victims’ discourse forward

Leach, Fiona and Humphreys, Sara (2007) Gender Violence in Schools: taking the ‘girls-as-victims’ discourse forward. Gender and Development, 15 (2). pp. 51-65. ISSN 1364-9221

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Abstract

This paper draws attention to the gendered nature of violence in schools. Recent recognition that schools can be violent places has tended to ignore the fact that many such acts originate in unequal and antagonistic gender relations, which are tolerated and ‘normalised’ by everyday school structures and processes. After examining some key concepts and definitions, we provide a brief overview of the scope and various manifestations of gender violence in schools, noting that most research to date has focused on girls as victims of gender violence within a heterosexual context and ignores other forms such as homophobic and girl violence. We then move on to look at a few interventions designed to address gender violence in schools in the developing world and end by highlighting the need for more research and improved understanding of the problem and how it can be addressed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Fiona Elizabeth Leach
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 19:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/639
Google Scholar:19 Citations

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